Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Just Going to Leave this Here...
A stooped, watery eyed New Yorker used to buy his programmes from me at Covent Garden in the early eighties. I asked if he would be coming to the new production of Norma.
He looked alarmed as he answered, 'Oh, no. I saw Ponselle as Norma at the Met in nineteen twenty-seven. That woman's glory ruined opera for me forever, just when I was getting started with it.'